Have you ever wished that you could establish hundreds of new business connections in a single day, learn how to increase your throughput capacity, or discover new ways to ensure quality with lower costs? Or, perhaps you’ve considered attending a trade fair, but were hesitant because you weren’t sure it would be worth the effort?

Akko Fasteners invites you to join us as Fiat Chrysler Automobile hosts the 17th annual Matchmaker event on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the FCA Technology Center in Auburn Hills. Designed to highlight the benefits of supplier diversity for your production company, this annual networking event has generated over $2.5 billion in new business opportunities since its inception.

Are you looking for new ways to streamline your procurement process? Do you wish your production company could lower its operational costs, take advantage of diversified spending practices, and learn about the latest innovations in industrial parts development all at one thrilling event?

Akko Fastener is excited to announce its involvement at the Annual Michigan Minority Procurement Conference and Opportunity Fair on May 5th 2015. This prestigious event is hosted by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council and will be held at the Cobo Convention Center in Detroit.

With over 400 trade booths, numerous industry experts, and a host of professional development workshops, you can discover pro-active solutions for improving your manufacturing operation through the newest lean procurement techniques at this highly anticipated event.

Discover What you Will Learn When You Visit Our Booth (#219):

Even the smallest details can make a huge difference in your completed product. One loose wire can make the difference between a working engine and an expensive piece of scrap metal. The same is true of each and every fastener used within the automotive industry. The strength and reliability of the fasteners affect the overall ability of the finished product to do what it was designed to do, and to do it safely and consistently. Each of the processes used to manufacture fasteners is crucial in developing the right finished product for the task, and this is especially true for the heat treating process.

Aircraft and automotive assembly requires precision and close attention to detail. The same is true when it comes to selecting the right fastener supplier. From the manufacturing process to packing up the product for delivery, you'll want to ensure you've picked a supplier as committed to perfection as you are.

Saturday, 13 February 2016 00:00

Cold Formed Products vs Machined Components

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Do you know the difference? AKKO Fastener does! We know you need a quality fastener, and we can produce one quickly through cold forming. An innovator in the metal products industry, we are a leader in cold formed products and fastening components.

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 00:00

Optical Sorting: What it Is and Why You Need It

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Optical sorting is modern quality control at it finest. Computers and optical interfaces can see and understand things that a human eye may miss, and when incorporated into cold-formed products and fastening components, the results are second to none.
Manufacturing Day is a massive, nationwide celebration of the accomplishments of modern American manufacturing. It is also a unique opportunity for manufacturers to raise public awareness of their products and processes, to learn from the innovations of others in their industry, and to access a large talent pool of students interested in a future career. In 2015, Manufacturing Day took place on October 2nd, which was the first Friday of the month, and there were events in all 50 states, as well as, Puerto Rico.

While size might not matter, quality certainly does, and there is nothing more frustrating than designing an amazing product just to find that it does not work as expected.  It is even more frustrating when you find that the problem is with the quality of one of the smallest components in the product.  How do you ensure that every component works as it should?  The answer is to put quality first, even with the smallest parts of your product, the fasteners.

Frequent change and innovation is the rule throughout the new economy, and the auto industry is no exception.  Auto manufacturers must constantly track consumer demands, adopt new technology, and streamline their production processes in order to provide safe, convenient, affordable vehicles. Buyers must pay attention to auto industry trends and adapt their shopping patterns accordingly.  The most important trends in 2015 include:

Every aspect of the automotive manufacturing industry is evolving in order to respond to a demand for lighter, smaller, stronger and more cost-efficient parts. From major mechanical components, right down to the fasteners that hold it all together, no opportunity for improvement has been overlooked. In particular, over the past few years, fastener manufacturers have made great strides in improving performance. Much of their success has been the result of new threading strategies and heat-treating processes that improve strength.

Quality and consistency are essential when providing any service to customers in any sector, and the creation and provision of fasteners are no different in this respect. A crucial part of ensuring the quality and consistency that the customer expects and relies upon are the processes that the parts undergo before they are ready to be shipped out. 

As you may have already heard, the weakest link determines the strength of the entire chain. Similarly, your manufacturing is only as strong and reliable as the industrial fasteners that you use. Choosing the right fastener supplier can make the difference between a successful product and a high return on investment, and the exact opposite. But, how do you choose and what should you be looking out for?



Akko Fastener, Inc., the manufacturer and distributor of cold-formed products and fastening components, is pleased to announce that, as of January 26th, 2015, it has been chosen as an official licensee of REMINC - Research Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc - to manufacture both TRILOBULAR┬« and REMFORM┬« fasteners. 

Understanding the process of cold heading is important so you know what to look for in a service provider. However, this is only the first step. You also need to know why cold heading is a more cost effective option above the alternatives, in addition to understanding what services are available in the industry. Providing you with all of the information up front is essential in making the right decision for your own business, both in terms of overall quality and price. 

Customer satisfaction is at the heart of every business and we know that a small reduction can put you into financial hardship. Program management is a relatively easy way to help your business meet and even exceed customer satisfaction. Today, we are going to teach you what program management is, and how you can use it to engage customers and exceed their expectations.

The battle between domestic manufacturing and outsourcing has raged on for decades. With the current state of affairs our economy is in, many businesses feel it is wiser to outsource manufacturing. While that may seem true when comparing the set cost, an apple-to-apple comparison may state otherwise. Here is a closer look at 5 reasons why domestic manufacturing is superior to outsourcing.

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) enables product quality to improve and ensure that customer needs and wants are satisfied. APQP includes a number of procedures structured in such a manner that it satisfies customers. Here is a closer look at the basics of APQP and how it works to benefit your business.